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* YourCheatingHeart: [[spoiler: İpek]] on [[spoiler: Muhtar]] with [[spoiler: Blue]].


* CharacterNarrator: At first, ''Snow'' seems like it's told from a standard third-person perspective. As it goes on, however, it becomes apparent that the narrator is Ka's friend, [[spoiler:investigating his death]]! Eventually, it turns out that the narrator is none other than Orham Pamuk himself!



* LiteraryAgentHypothesis: At first, ''Snow'' seems like it's told from a standard third-person perspective. As it goes on, however, it becomes apparent that the narrator is Ka's friend, [[spoiler:investigating his death]]! Eventually, it turns out that the narrator is none other than Orham Pamuk himself!


* CatchTheConscience: Sunay Zaim's performance of ''My Fatherland or My Scarf'' seems to be this. [[spoiler:It is, but is more importantly an excuse to launch a strange, localized secular coups in order to stop the encroach of Islamism, and also to secure Zaim's place in the pantheon of Turkish dramatic artists]]. A later example is his heavily altered version of Thomas Kyd's ''The Spanish Tragedy''.

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* CatchTheConscience: Sunay Zaim's performance of ''My Fatherland or My Scarf'' seems to be this. [[spoiler:It is, but is more importantly an excuse to launch a strange, localized secular coups in order to stop the encroach of Islamism, and also to secure Zaim's place in the pantheon of Turkish dramatic artists]]. A later example is his heavily altered version of Thomas Kyd's ''The Spanish Tragedy''.''Theatre/TheSpanishTragedy''.

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Pamuk also wrote ''Literature/MyNameIsRed'', which offers a similarly panoramic sweep of Turkey under the Ottomans.


Orhan Pamuk's ''Snow'' tells the story of Ka, a lonely poet returning to his Turkish homeland after long years of exile...

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Orhan Pamuk's Creator/OrhanPamuk's ''Snow'' tells the story of Ka, a lonely poet returning to his Turkish homeland after long years of exile...

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* ConditionedToAcceptHorror: The reader is reminded at all turns that police brutality and even ''military coups'' are nothing new to the characters.


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* GreyAndGreyMorality: Most of the accusations the various factions hurl at each other are true, or at least apply to the particular representative of that faction that they wer hurled at.


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* PoliceBrutality: Is seen as completely normal.

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* ArrangedMarriage: Some of the suicide girls were avoiding or suffering from these.


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* DomesticAbuse: Common in Kars. Ka is struck by how many of the suicide girls were subject to beatings.

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* BeneathNotice: [[spoiler: Goalkeeper Vural]] of all people was working for MİT, not that it mattered much.


* NotSoFakePropWeapon: [[spoiler: Sunay actually ''plans'' to be killed this way for the sake of art and politics]], although all does not go as planned.

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* NotSoFakePropWeapon: [[spoiler: Sunay actually ''plans'' to be killed this way for the sake of art and politics]], although all does not go as planned.politics]].

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* NotSoFakePropWeapon: [[spoiler: Sunay actually ''plans'' to be killed this way for the sake of art and politics]], although all does not go as planned.


* YourCheatingHeart: [[spoiler: İpek]] on [[spoiler Muhtar]] with [[spoiler: Blue]].

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* YourCheatingHeart: [[spoiler: İpek]] on [[spoiler [[spoiler: Muhtar]] with [[spoiler: Blue]].

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* YourCheatingHeart: [[spoiler: İpek]] on [[spoiler Muhtar]] with [[spoiler: Blue]].


* {{Hypocrite}}: [[NotHyperbole Everyone.]]

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* {{Hypocrite}}: [[NotHyperbole Everyone.]]Everyone]], although very special mention should go to Blue, the radical Islamist terrorist who does not seem to think that Islamic morality applies to ''him'' as long as he kills enough people in its name.

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